The Rabbit’s Knitting Gauge offers the recommended 4 x 4 inch swatch measuring tool to help you determine gauge.
Each knitting pattern will give you a ‘stitches per inch’ gauge. Each of us knits differently - some knit ‘tight’ others ‘loose.’ If you’re knitting a sweater, you want the size to match the pattern and the best way to assure that is to be sure your stitches are of the same size or ‘gauge’ as the pattern calls for.
Knit a test swatch of 4 x 4 inches, place it in the gauge area and count your stitches vertically and horizontally. Does you gauge match the pattern? Know you’ll know!
This is a useful, pretty gift for the knitter in your life and a great addition to any project bag.